THE BACTERIOLOGY OF ENDOCARDITIS IN SLAUGHTER PIGS

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State Veterinary Serum Laboratory, Bülowsvej 27, DK-1870 Copenhagen V, Denmark.

Abstract

Streptococcus suis was isolated from 11 (10 per cent) out of 107 cases of endocarditis in slaughter pigs from which bacteria of any kind were isolated. Seven of the isolates belonged to the capsular serotypes 1, 2 and 1/2. Four were non-typable owing to lack of capsule. The organism isolated most often was Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which was found in 68 (64 per cent) cases.

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